This post originally appeared on Orphan Road.

Sounds like it was a big success:

If you walked around downtown Phoenix on Saturday, you saw something unusual: people. Thanks to light rail, bars and restaurants that are nearly empty on many weekends were buzzing with people.


I hope to have some more reports soon from friends who rode it this week. The catch, of course, is re-orienting downtown Phoenix’s development to make it more attractive as a form of commuter transit, not just a recreational or tourist people-mover.